@BNAAct1867Is the fast tracked civil law program at U de M open to any common law students? I know Osgoode has the combined JD/BCL program with U de M.
I am interested in living in MTL for one year and I have been actively learning french, also I noticed some people mentioned the civil law knowledge can be useful even if one works in common law provinces.
I was in your same situation. I emailed a lot of prof's I did highly well in and I chose two from the list of emails. we'll see how it turns out this year but try choosing profs you know would write a great letter without knowing you (some people are good hearted) .
I can assure you, I know of at least two people currently doing exactly this.
If the means are there to get to a goal that is otherwise uncertain, there will always be people who take advantage of those means to get to their end.
I can assure you, no one who gets a medal is taking any strategy designed to maximize their grades other than picking courses that interest them with grading styles that suit them (mainly, paper vs exam courses).